Capellini with Crispy Prosciutto & Blistered Tomatoes

Blistered cherry tomatoes cook alongside capers and garlic with a splash of white wine in this ultra-quick pasta recipe. Crispy prosciutto adds savory notes, while fresh basil brightens the dish.

Capellini with Crispy Prosciutto Blistered Tomatoes
Photo: Brittany Conerly
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 8 ounces whole-wheat capellini, vermicelli or angel hair pasta

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil plus 1 tablespoon, divided

  • 2 slices prosciutto (2 ounces), chopped

  • 3 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved

  • 3 tablespoons dry white wine, such as pinot grigio

  • 1 tablespoon chopped rinsed capers

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil


  1. Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil in a large pot. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta cooking water, then drain the pasta.

  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add prosciutto and cook, stirring, until crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Increase heat to medium-high and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add wine, capers, garlic, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper; cook until reduced slightly, about 2 minutes. Add the pasta and the reserved pasta water and toss to coat. Top with the prosciutto and basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
7g Fat
48g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 1/4 cups
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 48g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g 20%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 1028IU 21%
Vitamin C 16mg 18%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 18mcg 5%
Vitamin K 15mcg 13%
Sodium 371mg 16%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 499mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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